SENIOR SNEAK PEEKS
Every Wednesday morning we invite seniors* to enjoy an advance screening of a new movie and a chance to get together, enjoy free filter coffee and tea, and a little taste of one our slices from the cafe. All tickets are $10 inclusive.
Screenings will always be in the easily accessible Cinema Three and car parking for these screenings is free! Just let our friendly cafe staff know which is your car and they will make a note of it.
Your feedback is always welcome so feel free to let us know how we can make these screenings even more special to you.
*While these screenings are aimed at our lovely Senior patrons, moviegoers of all ages are welcome and the ticket price remains $10 for everyone.
Wednesday 24th July
The Keeper tells the extraordinary love story between a young English woman and a German PoW, who together overcome prejudice, public hostility and personal tragedy. While visiting a PoW camp near Manchester at the end of the 2nd WW, Margaret Friar, the daughter of the manager of the local football team notices a young German soldier Bert Trautmann. Her father is so taken by Bert’s prowess as a goal-keeper that he gets him out of the camp to play for his local team – Margaret’s and Bert’s love blossoms despite local hostility and resentment of the German PoWs. In the meantime Bert’s heroics in goal are noticed by Man City. Rather than going back to Germany like nearly all the other camp inmates, Bert marries Margaret and signs for Man City. His signing causes outrage to thousands of Man City fans, many of them Jewish. But Margaret wins support from an unexpected direction: Rabbi Altmann, a Man City supporter who fled the Nazis, publishes an open letter opposing the campaign against Bert. Bert’s path to acceptance begins and peaks at the 1956 FA Cup Final when he secures victory for Man City by playing on despite breaking his neck. Yet fate twists the knife for both Margaret and Bert. Alienated and alone, Margaret’s and Bert’s loyalty to each other will be put to the test once more. Heartbroken, Bert wants to give up. Equally heartbroken, Margaret insists that they move forward and that he keeps on playing.
Starring: Dave Johns, Freya Mavor, Dervla Kirwan, David Kross, Gary Lewis, Angus Barnett, Chloe Harris & Mikey Collins